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Activities for Junior Infants during school closure

We have included your child’s texts books in their folders. The following pages can be completed at home over the closure period:

  • Just Phonics P 50, 53, 55, 66-69
  • Sum Detective P 54 – 63
  • Handwriting book: p 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39

Ideas and activities for Junior infants during the school closure.

English

Our next aistear topic is Spring & the farm. Talk to your child about the signs of spring, flowers in spring & springtime on the farm.

  • We would encourage parents to read to and with their children each day.
  • Draw pictures based on the books, for example they could draw their favourite part of the story.
  • We have been learning about the setting, characters and first, next and last parts of stories, children can also discuss these and draw pictures for each part.
  • Find already known sight words in the books. Practice the tricky words they have in their word bag. You can add words to the bag from the following: he she me we be was to do are
  • Revise the sounds each day and practice making word using their sound cards, for example, hat, den, boat etc
  • Call out some CVC words for dictation for your child. They can write these on a whiteboard, page, or in a copy.
  • Handwriting: practice letter formation, we have learned the following letters c, a, d, g o, r, n, m, h, s,b. p, l, I t , e, u, y

Maths

Use the environment for maths activities, count, match, sequence, identify shapes etc. Play card games, turn over two cards, which number is More/Less, find matching pairs etc. Board games such as snakes and ladders, connect 4 etc are great for practicing counting!

Gaeilge

We have been practicing lots with our comhra gaeilge, keep up the practice at home:

Greetings:

Dia duit, dia is Muire duit

Conas ata tu? Tá mé go maith agus tú féin? Tá mé go maith

Weather:

Cén sort lae é? Tá an lá fluich/tirim/fuar/te/gaofar/scamallach. Tá an ghrian sa spéir.

Actions

Tá/Níl mé ar scoil

Tá mé ag ithe/ól/rith/snamh/léim/damhsa/súil/leamh/scriobh/péintail

Clothes

Tá geansaí/cóta/hata/sciorta/scairf/stocaí/broga orm.

Cuir ort do..

Bain díot do..

Croch suas do..

We have been doing 10 at 10 as gaeilge. You can find it on rte junior

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

 

 

Stay safe

Our next topic in the stay safe programme is Topic 3 Touches. If parents want to go through the lesson you can find it online on

www.staysafe.ie

Other activities

Play lots of games, make puzzles and practice cutting skills, arts & crafts. Ensure children get plenty of exercise! Youtube have some great activities for when children are stuck indoors: search for Cosmic Kids Yoga & Learning Station action songs.

Wishing everybody good health at this time

Junior Infants teachers

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